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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 19, 2012
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Lawsuit Settlement Means iPhone 4 Buyers In Line For Free Bumper Or $15" AppleBitch 3:17 PM
  • "App search engines grow with explosion of apps: About 800 apps were available when Apple launched its App Store in the summer of 2008. Four years later, the store stocks more than 500,000." San Francisco Chronicle 8:01 AM
  • "Week in Review: iPad 3 speculation, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" iMore 9:37 PM
  • "NUTS: Apple's CEO Reveals Future Strategy, Google to Expand Into Hardware" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "Safari User Sues Google Over Alleged Privacy Rights Violations" redOrbit 8:15 AM
  • "Google faces music over tracking Apple's Safari Web browser" NDTV Profit 7:43 AM
  • "Apple on the antennae-gate lawsuit settlement" The Loop 2/18
  • "Apple Has To Pay iPhone 4 Owners $15 Following The Antennagate Fiasco" Business Insider 2/18
  • "Antennagate: iPhone 4 Customers Win Class Action Lawsuit" Mashable 2/18
  • "Apple's Busy Week: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 2/18
  • "Google sneaked tracking files onto iPhones, privacy researcher says: A researcher at Stanford says Google made an end run around a privacy feature in Apple's Safari browser, adding outside advertisers' cookies. Google says it did not intentionally do so." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2/18
  • "In Argentina, iPhone Drought Continues" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/18
  • "Apple fans in Argentina face an uncertain wait for the iPhone" The Next Web 2/18
  • "Apple's App Store Closes in on 25 Billion Downloads" PC Magazine 2/18
  • "Digital tools 'to save languages'" BBC 2/18
  • "Final Construction Underway At Amsterdam Store" ifoAppleStore 2/18
  • "Brash analyst charged in insider case" ["Between 2008 and 2010, investigators said, Kinnucan paid insiders with cash, trips and other benefits to get secret information, including sales trends for Apple Inc's iPhone."] Reuters 2/18
  • "Petition Drive Readies Second Visit to Stores" ifoAppleStore 2/17
  • "Privacy invasion: There's an app for that" CNET News 2/17
  • "Google's iPhone Tracking: Web Giant, Others Bypassed Apple Browser Settings for Guarding Privacy"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/17
  • "Google and Facebook accused of bypassing iPhone's privacy settings to spy on owners to build advertising profiles" Daily Mail (UK) 2/17
  • "Google Dodged IPhone Users' Privacy With DoubleClick, Stanford Study Finds" Bloomberg 2/17
  • "Google Accused of Tracking Safari Usage Without Permission" PC Magazine 2/17
  • "Google on defense on iPhone privacy" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 2/17
  • "Google allegedly outsmarted mobile Safari to force ad cookies upon iOS users" 9 to 5 Google 2/17
  • "WSJ: Safari loophole lets Google track Apple users through web ads" Engadget 2/17
  • "The Cookie Monster returns! Google caught tracking Safari users on Apple's iOS" VentureBeat 2/17
  • "Apple Announces Countdown to 25 Billion App Store Downloads with $10,000 Gift Card Prize" MacRumors 2/17
  • "Apple celebrates App Store countdown to 25B downloads with $10,000 prize" The Next Web 2/17
  • "Apple Launches $10K Promotion for 25 Billion App Store Downloads" The Mac Observer 2/17
  • "US Federal Contractor Registration: U.S. Air Force May Buy 18,000 Apple iPads for Flight Crews" PRWeb 2/17
  • "Buyology: Apple One Of The Most Desired Brands Among Men" MacNews 2/17
  • "The Most Desired Brands In America/No. 6 Most Desired Brand Among Men: Apple" Forbes 2/17
  • "3G access pricing madness: The iPad example" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Ex-Pixar Geeks Building Siri-Style Line of Toys" ReadWriteWeb 2/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Major retailers pulling Facebook stores" TG Daily 2/17
  • "Robot artist sketches portraits" TG Daily 2/17
  • "ip.access E-100 brings 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi together in small cells: First LTE small cell from ip.access, for use inside buildings, will include a slot for Wi-Fi" Techworld 2/17
  • "Nomophobia -- fear of being without your phone -- is on the rise" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "RSA brushes off crypto research findings that RSA algorithm is flawed" Network World 2/17
  • "HTC Quad-Core Smartphone Nears MWC Debut: Look for HTC to announce an Android smartphone with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show." InformationWeek 2/17
  • "Google Drive spotted in the wild, still looks exactly like Google Docs" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "YouTube Google+ Integration Makes Video Sharing More Social" eWeek 2/17
  • "Google swings new mobile unlock patent punch at Apple: Android overlord designs two-icon widget" The Register 2/17
  • "Google's New 'Dart' Language to Get a Starring Role in Chrome" Webmonkey 2/17
  • "Google looking to reduce Chromebook Wi-Fi connection problems: Some Chromebook users have been complaining for months that their machines get disconnected from Wi-Fi networks" Techworld 2/17
  • "Faster Chromebooks to leapfrog today's slowpokes" CNET News 2/17
  • "Fate of Silicon Valley icon hangs in limbo" MarketWatch 2/17
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: White sale edition!" TUAW 8:22 PM
  • "Engadget Mobile Podcast 126 - 12.18.2012" ["01:08:43 - OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) in-depth preview"] Engadget 2/18
  • "GeekWire Radio: Microsoft's Windows Phone vs. our iPhones in an on-air speed test" GeekWire 2/18
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #25: Only the freshest Mountain Dew/We take a look at Mountain Lion as evidence that Apple is cross-pollinating its product lines. We look at the Apple stores as a service brand and Horace tips his hand ever so slightly about Asymconf." asymco 2/17
  • "The Vergecast 018 - 02.17.2012" ["00:24:30 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview: Notification Center, iMessage, AirPlay and more"] The Verge 2/17
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst from TidBITS, Dan Moren from Macworld, and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/17



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